Forest School First Aid Course


Gain the knowledge, confidence and skills you need to respond to a medical emergency when working with children in an outdoor setting.

 Meet the requirement for Forest School First Aid by completing our ITC certified Forest School First Aid Course.

Who is Forest School First Aid Training for?

Forest School Level 3 training requires practitioners to hold a current Outdoor First Aid at Work qualification.

Likewise, any outdoor practitioner working with children will benefit from the peace of mind gained from taking this First Aid course.

What you’ll learn

Over two days, you’ll learn basic life saving techniques for treating children from the age of one year old and upwards. Day one covers emergency first aid. Day two covers incident management.

Day one learning objectives

  • Vital signs
  • Dealing with incidents safely
  • A systematic approach to incident management
  • Collapse: causes and treatment
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • CPR resuscitation procedures: adult and child
  • Heart attacks
  • Choking: adult and child. Conscious and unconscious
  • External and internal bleeding: minor and major wounds
  • Dressing and bandaging
  • Conscious and unconscious bleeding incidents
  • Shock: signs, symptoms and treatment

Day two learning objectives

  • Soft and hard tissue injuries
  • Head, neck and other serious injuries
  • Handling injured casualties
  • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning including bites and stings and anaphylaxis
  • Eye injuries
  • Common medical emergencies and illnesses
  • Outdoor incident management scenarios
  • Remote improvised techniques

Course details:


Successful candidates will receive a recognised certification by email, which is valid for three years.

How long will it take?

2 days

How many hours?

16 hours

Study method

Forest School First Aid Training, is competency-based and involves continuous observation by the trainer.

Your Forest School First Aid training facilitators

Emergency Life Support Team (ELST) delivers Forest School First Aid Training on our behalf. They offer first aid training specialised to a Forest School setting and suitable for working with adults and children.

Next available course dates

Dates: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2025

Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Cost: £150.00

Location: Forest School, First Aid Training, takes place at Ringmer Primary School, Ringmer, Lewes, BN8 5LL

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